Maybury Quarter/SAICA Development

Edinburgh, Scotland

Maybury Quarter/SAICA development is a master-planned residential urban quarter comprising 1,150 new homes jointly designed with MODA Living, one of the UK's leading PRS developer operators.

The 16-acre site is on the western side of Edinburgh, adjoining a rail and tram hub that offers connections to Edinburgh Airport and the city centre.

Osborne+Co created the vision for a new high-density urban quarter to transform a large industrial site on the western edge of Edinburgh city centre bounded by The Glasgow Road, one of the main arterial roads into the city centre from the west, The Airport and The Gyle Shopping Centre. Osborne+Co subsequently brought in MODA to bid jointly and secure the site.

Project summary

GDV: £350m

Project type: Mixed-use residential development, master planning and placemaking

Total sq footage: 880,000 ft2

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The results

The scheme will be a significant gateway development for the city. Assembling a high-quality design team and creating the vision for both the vendor and the city council has been key to Osborne+Co’s success in acquiring this site. We wanted to create a lasting legacy within the city where the high-density urban masterplan plays to Edinburgh’s need for more housing.

Collaborating with Moda has given all parties confidence in the long-term deliverability and management of the completed development, given the track record of both Moda and Osborne+Co. A pivotal emphasis has been the placemaking aspect which is key to both Osborne+Co and Moda’s vision. We are targeting detailed planning consent for Q2 2023.

Key stakeholders

  • Edinburgh Council leadership and Planning Department
  • Saica Packaging (site owner and long-term operator)
  • Network Rail

Osborne+Co's role

  • Equity Investor
  • Design development and management JV strategy with both Owner and Moda
  • Planning negotiations
  • Stakeholder consultation and community engagement

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